Tag Archives: Eleanor Skelton

UnBoxing Project: Homeschool, the perfect hiding place

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 13, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Nine I met Shelby while working for the student newspaper, and she mentioned that the homeschooling population seemed to be understudied in

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UnBoxing Project: Gissel’s story

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 12, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Eight In July 2014, Ashley came over to my apartment to visit one Saturday morning. Then Ashley got a text message from

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UnBoxing Project: Options, Not Ultimatums

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 11, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Seven Aaron and the rest of us moved Ashley out of her parents’ house. This is his perspective. It’s hard when someone

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UnBoxing Project: Cynthia Jeub’s story

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 10, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Six I introduced Racquel and Ashley to my friend Cynthia Jeub shortly before they left the church. Here is her perspective. Mouth

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UnBoxing Project: Ashley’s story

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 9, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Five This is Ashley’s story. Content warning: victim-blaming, religious manipulation. Do you know what it’s like when You’re scared to see yourself?

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UnBoxing Project: Defecting from a cult

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 8, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Four Liz helped our network assist Racquel and Ashley. Here is her perspective. Nearly two years ago, I received text messages from

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UnBoxing Project: Racquel’s story

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 7, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Three This is Racquel’s story. Content warning: forced starvation, religious manipulation. Somehow I never imagined the inner peace and joy I felt

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Why the name The UnBoxing Project?

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published on Eleanor’s blog on March 6, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part Two Why did you informally call yourselves the UnBoxing Project? Right after I moved out, several others came to me, and I’d

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UnBoxing Project: The trouble with freeing people

Eleanor Skelton blogs at eleanorskelton.com, is the news editor of the UCCS student newspaper, and is majoring in English and Chemistry. The following was originally published as “The Underground Railroad: Intro” on Eleanor’s blog on March 5, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.  < Part One Continued from Being an angel with a shotgun. “Eleanor, does your church teach the doctrine of

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